Japan’s Defense Ministry says a second crew member has been found in the waters off the Japanese coast where two US Marine Corps warplanes collided and crashed. Five others are still missing.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force said Thursday that the second person was found about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku island in southwestern Japan. The crew’s condition is unknown.
The Marines say an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft collided and crashed during training around 2 a.m. after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima.
The seven crew members included two in the F/A-18 and five in the KC-130.
One crew from the fighter jet was rescued in stable condition earlier Thursday.